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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Feb 14, 2009 2:53am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: 1977 Kinescopes?

I was looking through the annoying website dedicated to Australia's national film and sound archives, and noticed that many 1977 evening news programs are stored as "16mm Film prints", which would indicate kinescopes.

BUT WHY KINESCOPE IN 1977???

PS I'm talking about actual evening news broadcasts, NOT stock film.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Feb 15, 2009 12:23am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 1977 Kinescopes?

I know for a fact that in Britain there was limited number of tape machines so if the producer forgot to book the machine, scoping was the only way to record the broadcast. I think this is the same for Australia, where kinoscoping was more common because it was a lot cheaper than videotaping.

Kinoscoping was also used as a safety in case the unreliable portable video machines didn't work. The networks still used film for most out of studio stuff until the mid 80s.

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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Feb 15, 2009 12:53am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 1977 Kinescopes?

That's makes sense. If I remember right, "Blue Peter" was still being kinescoped into the early 1980's. I'd pay good money to see 1980's kinescopes!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Feb 15, 2009 12:57am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 1977 Kinescopes?

And loads of episodes of Doctor Who up to the 80s only existed in kinoscoped form. But the BBC puts so much money into remastering the doctor that they restore the picture to the high res 50fps video standard they were filmed off before they make the DVDs. So by the time the public sees them they no longer look like 'scopes.